The Chair of the Council, Cllr Glenda Lloyd with some of the school
children at the traditional turning on of the lights on the Christmas
of the Council, Cllr Glenda Lloyd, in the company of officials of the
Church, members of the choir and the chair of the school council Adam Owen at the
Remembrance Sunday service.
|New businesses open in Pensarn
It has been a busy time in Pensarn with the opening of
three more new shops; Dunelm which was officially opened by the Cllr Glenda
Lloyd and also Subway and Domino's Pizza. The Community Council welcomes these
new businesses to Pensarn and the new jobs they bring.
photo DW/LCC & Adrian Davies Photography.
|Council gets a grant for
improvements at the park
At a recent meeting of Llangunnor Community Council
the Clerk was pleased to report that the Council had been successful in getting
a grant of £15K from their application to Grantscape. The money is provided
from CWM Community and Environmental Fund. The application was based on a
consultation exercise held earlier in the year and many of the suggestions made
by residents were incorporated into the application. Depending on the cost this
will hopefully include among other things - extending the path, an outdoor gym,
refurbishment of current equipment, introduction of new equipment, new seating
/ picnic tables and improvements to the entrance.
The Clerk is currently discussing the proposed improvements with the County
Council and establishing what permissions are required. Once these are received
the Park Sub-Committee will then decide if further grant applications are
needed or if the Council will contribute towards the work that is to be carried
out. However, before any works can commence the Council will have to go out to
tender for the different elements.
The Chair of the sub-committee, Cllr Selwyn Thomas was very pleased to receive
news of the grant and said "Llangunnor Community Council is very grateful
to CWM for their support with this important project. The grant has to be
completed within two years and it is hoped that works within the park can be
completed first, works in and around the entrance will be the last part of the
jigsaw. The Council apologise in advance for any disruption to park users, but
we hope to keep this to a minimum".
Road Finally Reopens....
There was good this
week in respect of the B4300 from Llangunnor to Capel Dewi. It has just been re-opened.
are now resuming work which was stopped last year due to the bad weather.
This is to re-furbish the overhead high voltage line between Penymorfa Housing
site , Blaengwastod Road and Llangunnor Road . Most of the work will be on
agricultural land but they will be excavating and crossing the main road near
the Police Headquarters. As always with their planned works they will notify
customers of any interruptions to supplies.
New Headmaster for Llangunnor School... 6/5/14
Aled Davies was recently appointed as the new headmaster of Llangunnor
School. Due to responsibilities at his current schools he will not take
up the post until January 2015. All the best Aled.
Chair opens New Poundstretcher Store... 25/4/14
Thomas the Chair of Llangunnor Community Council officially opened the new
Poundstretcher store in Pensarn on Friday morning. Poundstretcher is the UK’s
leading discount store and the new store will create 24 new jobs. A new Pet Hut will also open within the
store; this will stock a wide range of famous pet brands, for dogs, cats and
small animals, providing pet lovers with everything they need for their pet
under one roof.
Re-Opening of Police Base at Yr Aelwyd... 21/4/14
Powys police are re-introducing drop-in surgeries for the residents of
Llangunnor to discuss any issues with their officers. Jade Jones the
PCSO for Llangunnor will be present at the new base, at the rear of Yr
Aelwyd, between 10a.m. and 12noon on the first Wednesday of each month
from May. This will be reviewed after a few months depending on the
public response and can be changed if there is a need, more regular
sessions will also be held if there is the demand.
New barriers for Sticle Path... 20/3/14
representation from the Community Council barriers have now been put in
place where Sticle Path crosses Penymorfa Lane. The lack of a barrier
had been highlighted by the Council as a danger to pedestrians,
particularly children, as the visibility on the route coming up from
underpass was poor. The barriers were installed by Carmarthenshire
County Council with the cost being met by the Community Council.
Crime Commissioner visits council... 27/2/14
Commissioner attends Council meeting - Mr Christopher Salmon attended
the Council meeting on the 20th February. He began by giving a brief
summary of why the Commissioner role was set up. He summarised his key
objectives and emphasized that a police presence in the Community was
the No 1 priority. Following some interesting questions it became clear
that the closure of the custody unit, with its knock on effect on police
presence in Carmarthen, was giving rise to most concern. Mr. Salmon
agreed to bring these concerns to the attention of the Chief Constable
and report back to the Council.
Police and Crime Commissioner website.
Tree down Llangunnor Road... 12/2/2014
to very heavy winds in Carmarthen a tree fell down in Llangunnor Road
just by Police Head Quarters. Carmarthenshire Council are shown busy clearing
For more stories on the weather problems in Carmarthen please follow this link. http://www.carmarthenjournal.co.uk/Schools-closed-3-000-homes-left-power-wind/story-20613109-detail/story.html
UP Grade for Llangunnor Park.... 9/2/14
Llangunnor Community Park plays an important part in the Health and Wellbeing of the residents of Llangunnor. The Community Council is looking to upgrade the park and install new facilities, including an Outdoor Gym, that residents of all ages can enjoy. To achieve this objective we need to know how you think the Park can be improved.
Come and tell us on 19 February 2014
2pm—7pm ‘Yr Aelwyd’, Rhos Las, Tregynnwr,
Poster download here
Llangunnor Community Park Improvements. download plan.
Llangunnor Park Consultation feedback form. download
Laser Station Comes to Llangunnor,Carmarthen.1/2/2014
LaserStation is a high-tech, live action laser shooting
game played within a tech themed area full of special effects,
lighting, pulsating music as well as other players to interact with that
will create an exciting interactive gaming and entertainment adventure.
for more information call 01267 235 648.
Penymorfa Lane Re-opens.20/1/2014
Carmarthenshire Council have now re-opend Penymorfa land to traffic after it being closed for over 4weeks.this was due to Recent
heavy rain that resulted in the collapse of a retaining wall.
Wind Farm in Brechfa Forest. 13/1/2014
to run power lines through a forest as part of a controversial wind
farm project in Carmarthenshire, have been unveiled and it is confirmed
that the planned route goes through Llangunnor. Formal consultation will
run for 8 weeks from February 2014. This will include the public, local
communities, elected representatives, statutory consultees, local
amenity users, landowners and people with interest in the land.
Llangunnor Community Council have previously stated that they wished
that these power lines be run underground. Further information on http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-25682795
Double Closure on Capel Dewi-Carmarthen Road.6/1/2014
Two parts of the B4300 are closed between Capel Dewi and Carmarthen.
The problem in the
area of the Cystanog bends started in 2008 when a large tree alongside
the highway collapsed into the river weakening the river bank. With
repairs running at £600k it has been difficult getting funding in place
to carry out the works which has caused long use of traffic lights on
the section.The remedial scheme developed by Carmarthenshire
council’s engineering design section involves a 135metre piled wall to
stabilise the road and protect against further erosion. Work started in
The B4300 will be closed to both
vehicular and pedestrian traffic until further notice. The
suggested alternative route around the closure will be via Nantgaredig
(B4310) and the A40 Trunk Road. The alternative route will be signposted
for the duration of the contract. Temporary signs “Businesses Open As
Usual” will be located on the B4300 to inform motorists that such
businesses in the area remain open.
Wall Collapse due to rain..
heavy rain has resulted in the collapse of a retaining wall on
Penymorfa Lane between Ysgol Llangynnwr and Babell Chapel. The County
Council has served a vehicle prohibition order for ten days from the
24th December on this part of the lane. The footpath is still open to
the public. Please find information from Carmarthenshire County Council regarding the closing of the road. click here to download.
a site visit (06/01/14) by officers of CCC it is anticipated ,for
safety reasons, that the road will remain closed for a further ten
days. Updates will be posted on the School's website: http://www.llangunnor.amdro.org.uk/English/Pages/default.aspx
Flood on road due to heavy rain fall...
take care on Blaengwastod Road, Llangunnor. There has been a build up
of water on the road due to the recent very heavy rain. Carmarthenshire
County Council are dealing with the